So Not dead just a procrastinator...seems nothing changes
Resident Evil. Well for Zombie movies they aren't THAT bad...but then again outside of a few good pieces of zombie (Walking Dead, Some of Romero's work) there is very little out there of good Zombie works. But it is a horrible RE translation. First off they basically take everything you know about RE and flush it. They made the film about a brand new character who they later turned into some sort of butt kicking amazon genetic experiment. Even Umbrella who is forefront in the games as the villain doesn't really have an active roll till much later There are plotholes big enough to drive Optimus Prime through and the script writing is about what you would expect from a low budget horror film. If you can get past all that...then its a not totally enjoyable film...but that's a lot to get past.
Doom....Well what can I say about this. Well I was always told to if you cant say anything nice...So the first person shooter scene was pretty darn cool. Now to the movie. So they drop Doom's Invasion from hell to make this a generic Syfy film....which is little more than weak knockoff of the Aliens films in a way. Rock has saved many films but not this one as this is a movie that literally should have been either straight to DVD or SYFY because its at that level script wise and graphics wise
Tomb Raider...The Tomb Raider films are probably the best video game movies made (which of course in of itself odes not mean much)Were the films Oscar worthy...No but they did capture what the Tomb Raider franchise was about (Big breasted Indiana Jones Type with guns) but they were fun, visually satisfying and decently scripted and acted. There is an upcoming reboot that I think will be neither better nor worse than the first two but it still wont be enough to make VG movies get the respect of other genres...not even to Comic Book franchise levels
Final Fantasy. Just go to basics and play the games...Heck a number of the games have such good stories you can adapt one of them. FF7 alone would be good for a 2 movie deal for sure
Metroid...Kick ass women in Space fighting monsters..>yes it is a bit like Aliens but it is still very entertaining and with right script could be a decent movie for a Jennifer Lawrence type
Starcraft..Yes Warcraft is arguably more popular and has more name recognition but Starcraft is a much more cohesive story. A battle between 2 alien races and humanity. The Protoss especially will be interesting as most Humanity vs Alines end up being more mindless beings (ala the Zerg) or all tech and mankind needs a duex ex machina in order to win the day
Halo ...Yes they keep talking about this movie and keep dropping it but the effects are there they just need the budget...the only thing that will be necessary if they will have to humanize Chief more...Ie he cant be this guy in a suit quite as much
Legend of Zelda...and that is how I will end this as that will be the subject of my final part of this journal series
Sonic/Mario. Both these games suffer from the fact that they are very...Animated. Nothing about either franchise is high rent...Not that they cant be made as fun kids movies but neither has the ability to be a truly great game changing film. They are also silly concepts in nature which is why this whole type of games was satirized in the quite successful Wreck It Ralph.
God Of War...First they may actually be already making this film...second off I dont see this being a "good" movie....This can be a good movie in that it will make lots of money but that is as a Special effects extravaganza bucket of popcorn blockbuster (ala the Clash/Wrath of the Titans films). Its not that deep a story
Mega Man In addition to the more animated style that I mentioned before with Mario/Sonic that makes it hard MM also suffers from too many characters syndrome. You have to introduce Willy and Light and their rivalry aspect. Mega Man and give time to either flesh out the robot villains or risk turning it into Mortal Kombat and have the film be an endless series of fights. This works best in either TV or comic form where more time can be given to actually care one way or another
Castlevania....Ultimately not much that has not already been done in 10 million other Vamp/Monster slayer movies